Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 108

Thread: Challenge 24 - Here come the Vikings

  1. #26
    Tournaments Won: 11

    Join Date
    15-12-11
    Location
    Your Mother
    Posts
    31,911
    vCash
    442000
    CF, one question. Do we start in 2002 or can we start 01/02 or does it make a difference?

  2. #27
    Tournaments Won: 11

    Join Date
    15-12-11
    Location
    Your Mother
    Posts
    31,911
    vCash
    442000
    Found a decent home formation for sure

    Record after 9 home games 6W 2D 1L, pretty decent.

    Away form after 9 games 0W 1D 8L


    Finally got an away with at the 10th try with a barely deserve 2-1 at Odd Grenland
    Last edited by Dermotron; 03-05-13 at 01:35 PM.

  3. #28
    Craig Forrest's Avatar
    Craig Forrest is offline Manager
    Programmer
    Forum Enforcer
    Holy Trinity Member
    Tournaments Won: 2

    Join Date
    02-03-12
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    4,597
    vCash
    3847
    Derm - Start whenever you want

    Redknapp - I forget.... let me re-check

    EDIT: Looks like 1 in CL and 3 in UEFA.... but don't quote me on that...
    Last edited by Craig Forrest; 03-05-13 at 01:40 PM.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Craig Forrest For This Useful Post:


  5. #29
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    Season 1
    ======
    Very topsy turvy start - bossing teams but not scoring enough and defence a bit leaking - got more consistent as the season went on. Got knocked out in cup in 3rd round

    Ended up 2nd in league with a good finish - UEFA footie but no champ lague - maybe next year!

    Only points were for goals scored in League - 60 points

    Need to get 1 more Swede and 2 more Danes in squad before start of next season

    Defnece needs bolstering but pretty happy otherwise

    Got about 5m in bank but wages are proving a tumbling block. Very easy to sell people and good profits being made

    Season 1 points - 60

    All screenies below........







  6. #30
    Tournaments Won: 11

    Join Date
    15-12-11
    Location
    Your Mother
    Posts
    31,911
    vCash
    442000
    Thought New Years was cut off for season 1 update so missed the squad stats.

    Goals scored - 60




  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Dermotron For This Useful Post:


  8. #31
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    How's it squad shaping up Derm?

  9. #32
    Tournaments Won: 11

    Join Date
    15-12-11
    Location
    Your Mother
    Posts
    31,911
    vCash
    442000
    Gotten a few decent players coming in for season 2 so might be able to get a bit of consistency. Need to get a new keeper for sure, the guy with the international caps is crap

  10. #33
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    Season 2
    =======
    Lost in Cup at Quarter Final stage to Molde - 3-1 at home!

    UEFA Cup - beat Sturm Graz and Maritimo but got unlucky with the draw in 2nd round - Athletico Madrid. We had a great 1st leg away but Falcao scored in last minute! Not strong enough at home and lost 3-1 for 4-1 on aggregate

    League - much more consistent and as the season went on I was able to build squad. League was won wth a couple of games to go - 100 points

    58 goals scored in League = 58 points

    Season 2 points = 158

    Total after 2 seasons = 218

    At least we're finally in champ league!

    Problem is a lack of quality defenders and hard to hold down good players on long contracts so a lot of squad contract management and scouting in market

    Enjoying the challenge!







  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Redknapp69 For This Useful Post:


  12. #34
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    Season 3
    =======
    Cup - had a great run and won it! - 100

    League - really easy - played youth/reserves towards end and lost a few games but won with plenty to spare - 100 points

    60 goals scored - 60 points

    Champions League - drew INTER in 3rd qualifying round - FFS!

    But we beat them!

    Into the group stages we go - Chelsea/Brugge/M'chengladbach - we won 6 from 6!

    Next group stage was tough - Bayern Munich/Man City and PSG!

    But we topped the group with 12 points!

    Milan in quarter's

    1st leg - the bastards scored in last few mins to take a 2-1 lead

    2nd leg - we battled brave and hard but alas it was too much as we had a red card after 20 minutes! A 0-0 draw and we couldn't find the goal that would have taken us through. Absolutely GUTTED!

    Will I get a better chance in this challenge

    Now starting to sign some more quality players and have about 10m+ in funds but they will only allow me 2.8m transfer funds - very odd!

    They don't want to increase stadium either as we're not filling it our for any games - shocker!

    Season 3 points - 260

    Total challenge points after 3 seasons = 478

    2 more seasons to try and win Champ League!









  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Redknapp69 For This Useful Post:


  14. #35
    Tournaments Won: 11

    Join Date
    15-12-11
    Location
    Your Mother
    Posts
    31,911
    vCash
    442000
    Completed Season 2.

    Decent enough season, won the league on the last day and won the Norwegian Cup.

    Knocked out of the UEFA Cup in the 1st round after being 2-0 up in 1st leg.

    Made some modifications to the tactic and seems to be promising if the run-in is anything to go by.

    Hopefully CL will help attract a better quality of player. Couple of decent players but nothing special. Ola Toivonen is a bit of a coup.











    Points:

    Goals: 64

    League: 100

    Cup: 100

    Season 2 total: 264

    Challenge Total: 324

  15. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Dermotron For This Useful Post:


  16. #36

    Join Date
    02-03-12
    Location
    Istanbul
    Posts
    1,851
    vCash
    5569
    Wow thats a close finish

  17. #37
    Tournaments Won: 11

    Join Date
    15-12-11
    Location
    Your Mother
    Posts
    31,911
    vCash
    442000
    fucking saved over the challenge save





  18. #38
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhh - sorry to hear that mate!

  19. #39
    Craig Forrest's Avatar
    Craig Forrest is offline Manager
    Programmer
    Forum Enforcer
    Holy Trinity Member
    Tournaments Won: 2

    Join Date
    02-03-12
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    4,597
    vCash
    3847
    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    fucking saved over the challenge save




    this is what happens when you're a drunken Irishman....

    sorry to hear that though Derm... I hate it when that happens

  20. #40
    Tournaments Won: 11

    Join Date
    15-12-11
    Location
    Your Mother
    Posts
    31,911
    vCash
    442000
    Was on auto pilot tesing a tactic. Should have renamed to something that put it at the bottom of the list.

    Will have another crack at it soon

  21. #41

    Join Date
    02-03-12
    Location
    Istanbul
    Posts
    1,851
    vCash
    5569
    Sorry to hear that derm

    I oversaved a save that me and a friend was playing for 3 years. still feel stupid about that.

  22. #42
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    Season 4
    ========

    Cup
    ====
    Knocked out in 2nd round away on penalties to some team I have never heard of!

    We battered them all game as well!





    League
    =======
    Won it very easily again - 100 points

    Also scored 65 goals - 65 points

    Very frustrating that I have 20m in bank but board won't allow me to spend 3.2m - any idea why that is?





    Champ League
    ============
    Like last year - has some pretty tough groups again

    1st group - Juventus/Schalke/PSG - 10 points and came through in 2nd place

    2nd group stage - Porto/Chelsea/Real Madrid - very tight group but a couple too many draws cost us and Madrid beat us at home in last group game which dumped u out!


    Total points for season = 160

    Total for challenge after 4 seasons = 638 points

    Last season coming up - don't hold much hope for winning champ league - defence is continually letting me down!





  23. #43
    Craig Forrest's Avatar
    Craig Forrest is offline Manager
    Programmer
    Forum Enforcer
    Holy Trinity Member
    Tournaments Won: 2

    Join Date
    02-03-12
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    4,597
    vCash
    3847
    Not a clue why you can't spend your money....

  24. #44
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    over the 20m mark and now they give me 4.8m to spend

    Ibra signed on a free

  25. #45
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    Season 5
    ========

    Over 20m in the bank but nobody good to buy as either they didn't want to come or I couldn't buy them as board only allowed me to spend 4.8m kitty

    Did get a rather nice freebie in IBRAHIMOVIC though!

    After 5 years worth of nagging, the board finally decided to expand the stadium!.......................................... ...........500 fucking seats!






    Cup
    ====
    Smashed our way through it to win the cup easily! - 100 points







    League
    =======
    Won it with about 6 games to go! Far too easy domestically! - 100 points

    Also scored 63 goals - 63 points







    Champ League
    ============
    Got through both group stages and seemed like a nice quarter final tie v Porto

    2-2 draw at home (lucky buggers scored in last few mins)

    but then we lost 1-0 away in 2nd leg to go out

    Gutted - thought we had a decent draw and although the equaliser at home was a killer I was disappointed not to score away


    Total points for season = 263

    Total for challenge after 4 seasons = 901 points

    A great challenge Mr Forrest! Certainly a toughie and will be interesting to see who does win the CL without cheating

    My major problem all the way through was the defence so I would advise people to get some good players in and try to stop the goals leaking with a good tactic (taking into account the 4 that have to play up front)

    Cheers again challenge team!




  26. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Redknapp69 For This Useful Post:


  27. #46

    Join Date
    24-04-13
    Posts
    8
    vCash
    500
    Well, guys I am just wondering how much money for wages is board giving you. I tried three times to play 2 fast seasons and at start of the third I can offer up to 3k per week, which is like playing in England conference. At which time I believe it is senceless to continue since it is next to impossible if not impossible to win CL. Domestic can be won only on the market like every game against the comp. I think I realised how to expand the stadium and facilities after 1 season. First time i did it not intentionally - have 12+ mil in bank at the end of the season. Sell all players you don't need and get only free transfers and very cheap ones. Anyway I will made it through all 5 season on my free days and will see. I really like hard challenges, and this is really tough one
    Last edited by zaprianovbg; 24-05-13 at 03:51 AM.

  28. #47
    Tournaments Won: 4

    Join Date
    03-03-12
    Posts
    23,927
    vCash
    4902
    Think I was able to offer nearly 10-15k pw in last season when I had 25m in bank
    Could offer healthy sign on fee's though

    To be fair - they didn't really need to expand stadium as it rarely sold out and only 16,000!

  29. #48

    Join Date
    02-03-12
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    652
    vCash
    600
    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Forrest View Post
    Not a clue why you can't spend your money....
    welcome to the nordic leagues, I've been complaining about that since the original game came out

  30. #49

    Join Date
    24-04-13
    Posts
    8
    vCash
    500
    I just realized when I started again. On day 1, I can offer wages up to 15k pw when I try to renew contracts of my players. And if I offer someone max payment, I still can offer 10-15k pw after that. But if I don't wages are reduced again to 2,5k or max you have offered. So is this consider a cheat - offering max wages on day 1, so I can have decent wages at least to work with

  31. #50

    Join Date
    01-10-13
    Posts
    24
    vCash
    500
    Hello, I have read these forums few times, but this is the first time I registered. I really like this challenge and am gonna give it a shot.
    Could you please tell me what wib wob means so that I dont use it by accident :x

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •